Arizona has been under fire since the arrest of their assistant coach Book Richardson back in the fall of 2017. The NCAA has been investigating and looking into the school and coach Sean Miller’s actions in terms of their recruiting tactics for years. They allegedly found issues of wrongdoing in how they secured the commitment of star center Deandre Ayton. The college basketball FBI investigation found that Richardson was bribing and steering Arizona players towards sports agent Christian Dawkins.
Before the start of the season, the Arizona Wildcats received their Notice of Allegations, joining the list of schools to have received one over the last year and a half. All of the notices stemming from the FBI investigation that came to light in 2017. Arizona now becomes the second power-five program to self-impose a postseason ban this season, joining Auburn who recently self-imposed.
Arizona has self imposed a one-year postseason ban, per release.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) December 29, 2020
The Arizona Wildcats received nine violations within their Notice of Allegations which included 5 Level One violations, the most severe of the violations. Among those Sean Miller was charged with a lack of head control violation. Miller for years has consistently denied any wrongdoing on his part in the school’s recruiting actions. Although Miller had one assistant on his staff arrested for conspiracy bribery and another suspended indefinitely for an NCAA rules violation all in the past three years.